An oral history of the Pacers/Pistons melee in 2004.
Wednesday, February 29
A Romanian-German novelist on being pursued by Ceaucescu’s secret police.
On prisoners with Alzheimer’s disease and their incarcerated caretakers.
Tuesday, February 28
He was fired from the company he helped create, YouSendIt. Then the cyberattacks started.
"Opium does not deprive you of your senses. It does not make a madman of you. But drink does. See? Who ever heard of a man committing murder when full of hop. Get him full of whiskey and he might kill his father."
A journey into New York’s turn-of-the-century opium dens to find out who gets hooked and why.
Monday, February 27
The strange saga of a 2009 Gary Oldman profile that his manager, Douglas Urbanski, aggressively sought to kill.
"Mr. Heath's motives are dishonest in the least...supposed 'journalism' at its very lowest...while Mr. Heath may find his sloppy reporting cute, in fact it is destructive, and he knows it...his out of context and uninformed pot shots...out of context swipes at me...stretching the most basic rules of journalism...in certain ways has aspects of a thinly disguised hit piece... a hole filled swiss cheese of wrong facts, misleading insinuations, and in general lazy, substandard, agendized non-reporting...again and again Mr. Heath attempts to turn the piece into a political piece...GQ has allowed Heath to go for the cheap shot..."
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Reporting undercover from inside the online-shipping industry.
Sunday, February 26
Gentrification and its discontents in Paris, throughout the centuries.